Iowa Game Day Information

Date | Time

 November 30th | 7:30 p.m. (CT) 

Venue (Location/Capacity)

 Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (Cancun, Mexico/NA)

Tournament Information

 Cancun Challenge homepage

Online

 Live Stats | Video (free)

Social Media

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UNCW Team Information

 Team Site | Records Book

Iowa Team Information

 Team site | Records Book

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico – The UNCW women’s basketball team closes out the Cancun Challenge Saturday with a matchup against Big 10 foe Iowa.

 Tip off for the Seahawks (1-6) and Hawkeyes (6-1) is set for 7:30 p.m. (CT) at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Live stats and streaming video are available for the game and can be accessed by clicking on the respective links at the top of the page.

The Seahawks enter the final of their three contests in Mexico searching for their first victory at the event after suffering an 85-59 setback to Southern California Friday evening.

Junior Kelva Atkins shined for the Seahawks by pouring in a game-high 25 points, 19 of which came in the second half as she powered a UNCW lineup that went 16-of-27 (.593) from the field during the final 20 minutes.  Freshman Brie Mobley joined Atkins in double figures with 13 points while fellow rookie Naqaiyyah Teague chipped in seven.

Iowa, meanwhile, looks to cap the weekend with a perfect 3-0 mark as it has opened the tournament with victories over the Trojans (78-65) and Boston College (78-68).

Against the Eagles, the Hawkeyes used a 23-13 spurt to break a 55-all tie and pull away for the 10-point victory in a back-and-forth contest that featured eight lead changes and four ties.

Junior Melissa Dixon paced a balanced Iowa attack that saw five players reach double figures as she tallied 17 points on the strength of five 3-pointers. Sophomore Kali Peschel and junior Bethany Doolittle each added 15. 

Junior Samantha Logic has been the key to the Iowa attack in the early going, leading the team in scoring (15.9), assists (6.5) and steals (2.1). Bethany Doolittle is second on the team with a 12.3 scoring average has played a key role on the defensive end of the floor, posting a team-high 21 blocks.